Friday, July 29, 2011

Sculpture & Ceramics Exhibition

From 15 June to 15 July, Kalk Bay Modern hosted an exciting exhibition of sculpture and ceramics by local and national artists. Some of the featured artists include Wilma Cruise with her bronze sculpture of a rider atop a horse along with some of her "woodfired" babies. Local sculptor, Etienne de Kok's wonderful moving sculptures were also captivating as they swung rhythmically back and forth. A ceramic figure installation by Leora Lewis, porcelain face portraits by Clementina van der Walt and paper clay panels by Diane Harper added to the exciting, eclectic mix of the show. Other artist also on show include, sculptures by Harry Kentrotas, Nic Bladen and Gail Catlin with beautiful ceramic pieces by John Bauer, Christo Giles, Tania Babb, Henny Meyer, John Newdigate, Carol Hayward Fell, Lisa Firer, Tessa Gawith, Gene Swanepoel, Maureen Visage, My China and lighting and furniture by the Indulo Project.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Contemporary South African Painters

Simon Stone, Giovanna Biallo, Kate Gottgens and John Murray
16 March - 16 April 2011

Opening words by Basil Jones of the Handspring Puppet Company

Kate Gottgens, Giovanna Biallo and Anne Walton at the opening

John Murray with portrait - Dark Cloud

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Willemien de Villiers

Willemien de Villiers

In February, we hosted Seedbed New Paintings by Willemien de Villiers. Williemen's delicate organic oil paintings were displayed with her exotic plants whose flowers, roots and bulbs were her inspiration for some of the paintings. Perhaps the best description is found in the words by the opening speaker, Gabeba Baderoon, "The paintings evoke the past, and also a space of interiority within the canvas themselves... In the paintings Willemien appears to listen to objects speaking - there is a sculptural quality to the relation of the objects in the paintings.  The arrangement and posture of bodies in relation to one another are evocative and delicately observed."

Artist, Willemien de Villiers, pictured with three of her pieces
Single Chamber, 800 x 800, oil on canvas

Arrangement of Parts, 800 x 800, oil on canvas